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County reports 3 COVID-19 cases Tuesday

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Chaves County reported only three new cases of COVID-19 in Tuesday’s update from the New Mexico Department of Health, and the state received more than 33,000 additional doses of vaccine.

Three local deaths related to COVID-19 were reported among the 15 statewide.

The deceased were a man in his 50s who had underlying health conditions, a woman in her 60s and a man in his 70s who had underlying health conditions and was a resident of Casa Maria Health Care Center, 1601 S. Main. All three had been hospitalized, according to the NMDOH press release.

Bernalillo, Doña Ana, McKinley and San Juan counties each reported two deaths. Cibola, Lea, Otero and Taos counties each reported one.

The total number of deaths in the state is now 3,310. In Chaves County it is 133.

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Tuesday was the second day in a row Chaves County reported fewer than 10 new cases of COVID-19. Statewide, 434 new cases were reported in 24 counties and one correctional institution.

Statewide, the total number of cases is 174,982 since March including 8,241 in Chaves County.

As of Tuesday, 492 people were hospitalized in the state for COVID-19.

The state has designated 105,568 cases as recovered including 5,416 in Chaves County.

The state received another 33,450 doses of vaccine for a total of 312,250, according to Tuesday’s update on the NMDOH vaccine dashboard. Monday’s update showed fewer than 1,700 doses remained in the state. Almost 565,000 people have registered for the vaccine.

A total of 284,157 doses have been administered including 220,331 primary doses and 63,826 boosters.

In Chaves County, 4,168 people, or 6.4% of the population, have received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to the dashboard.

In the state’s COVID-19 risk assessment system, Chaves County remains in the red with an average of 55.9 new cases per day per 100,000 people and a test positivity rate of 12.59% during the reporting period of Jan. 12 to Jan. 25. That data will be updated Feb. 10.

The county’s seven-day rolling average is 15 new cases per day, the lowest it’s been since late September, according to data on the state’s COVID-19 dashboard.

City/RISD reporter Juno Ogle can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 205, or reporter04@rdrnews.com.

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